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Volume 81, Issue 7

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In This Issue

  1. The PPLC as our elected school board2
  2. Activating an effective Professional Personnel Leadership Committee will empower your school and CTU members.

  3. CTU members honored at Coalition of Labor Union Women event2
  4. The promise of teacher rebellion3
  5. School cleanliness and climate4
  6. Every member deserves decent work conditions, and every child deserves a healthy learning environment.

  7. ‘Just’ a counselor?4
  8. The contractual right to refuse case management is having a positive impact on CPS students and school communities.

  9. ‘They beat us down’5
  10. Special education caseloads are exceeding recommended levels, putting social workers at a disadvantage and causing students to miss out on much-needed services.

  11. In memory of Moey5
  12. Lessons from West Virginia: An open call to action6
  13. West Virginia. University of Illinois. YMCA. Jersey City. Oklahoma. Kentucky. Arizona. Educators across the country are fighting back against austerity measures that hurt us all.

  14. State education board: CPS has shortchanged special education7
  15. Bombshell findings back up charges that the district wrongly denied services and undermined parents and educators seeking help for students.

  16. State bill allowing CTU to bargain over filthy schools and overcrowded classes one step closer to passage7
  17. From Puerto Rico to Argentina to Brazil: Latin American teachers fight back8
  18. The latest wave of teacher strikes in Latin America has re-ignited the fire to defend and fight for a dignified salary.

  19. Solidarity across borders9
  20. We can and should be inspired by the militant unionism that is more prominent in the rest of the world.

  21. Using unfair labor practice complaints to beat the Board10
  22. Modest steps can lead to bigger outcomes when we find ways to take small actions together that build confidence.

  23. The managed care takeover of public education11
  24. Similarities between the managed care system of health care and the management of our schools means disinvestment in our students and school communities.

  25. Student protests are the first step12
  26. Teachers can help their students take the next ones.

  27. Learning to play with tough texts12
  28. Chicago Shakespeare Theater accepting applications for its popular professional development seminar’s 15th year.

  29. The Chicago Way: closing schools, increasing policing13
  30. Instead of policing and incarceration, we could try fully funding education.

  31. Where are the Black and Brown teachers?13
  32. Chicago’s students of color need teachers who look like them.

  33. Delegates Not Present April 4, 201814
  34. In Memoriam14
  35. Filthy schools signal a deeper problem for CPS15
  36. What is lost in Chicago Public Schools’ custodial privatization scheme?

  37. The classroom teaches teachers how to teach15
  38. Quest Center professional development draws on living, breathing experience in the classroom.

  39. Quest Center Professional Learning16